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Music-Based Procedural Generation

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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Music-Based Procedural Generation, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.49
96% 71,633 votes
8.32
97% 3,361 votes
8.21
95% 7,253 votes
8.11
94% 3,021 votes
7.80
89% 5,311 votes
7.74
88% 5,397 votes
7.62
87% 4,962 votes
7.32
100% 19 votes
7.31
84% 1,484 votes
7.25
100% 16 votes
7.17
100% 13 votes
7.15
85% 218 votes
7.13
100% 12 votes
7.02
84% 129 votes
6.94
82% 181 votes
6.88
88% 26 votes
6.80
100% 6 votes
6.78
92% 12 votes
6.71
91% 11 votes
6.64
90% 10 votes
6.59
84% 19 votes
6.54
78% 64 votes
6.48
77% 73 votes
6.29
70% 431 votes
6.21
100% 2 votes
6.21
100% 2 votes
5.97
75% 8 votes
5.94
71% 14 votes
5.84
100% 1 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Music-Based Procedural Generation is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Music-Based Procedural Generation, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Casual 62%
  2. Rhythm 61%
  3. Indie 59%
  4. Singleplayer 53%
  5. Action 49%
  6. Colorful 45%
  7. Music 44%
  8. 3D 33%
  9. Arcade 31%
  10. 2D 26%
  11. Atmospheric 25%
  12. Relaxing 22%
  13. Stylized 20%
  14. Early Access 20%
  15. Procedural Generation 20%
  16. Psychedelic 18%
  17. VR 17%
  18. First-Person 17%
  19. Minimalist 17%
  20. Shooter 15%
  21. Simulation 15%

The Music-Based Procedural Generation tag describes a genre of games that utilize procedural generation techniques to create gameplay experiences that are directly influenced by or synchronously generated with music.

In games with music-based procedural generation, the gameplay mechanics, level design, or even the overall structure of the game are dynamically generated based on the audio input. This means that as the music plays, elements of the game are procedurally generated or adapted in real-time to match the rhythm, tempo, pitch, or other characteristics of the music.

This genre offers unique and immersive experiences by integrating music into gameplay in a way that is both interactive and responsive. The procedural generation aspect adds an element of unpredictability and replay value as each playthrough can result in variations depending on different musical choices.

Examples of games that incorporate music-based procedural generation include:

  • Crypt of the NecroDancer This dungeon-crawling rhythm game generates levels and enemy behavior based on synced-up beat detection from players' chosen audio tracks.
  • Audiosurf It generates roller coaster-like tracks using sections extracted from players' own selected songs; track layout changes according to song intensity and player performance influences various aspects like speed or color patterns.
  • No Straight Roads In this action-adventure game, players fight enemies and solve puzzles within an urban metropolis where boss battles change depending on player-controlled rock versus EDM musical styles throughout their journey.

The combination of innovative procedural generation techniques with interactive music elements provides players with a dynamic and personalized gaming experience. These games blend auditory enjoyment with engaging gameplay mechanics resulting in a unique fusion between sound and interactivity.

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